“Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25
The burden of the law has been lifted from you. “You are no longer under obligation to try to obey the law as a way of earning favor with God, because every demand of the law has been satisfied in Jesus Christ.”
If truly is such good news. It changes everything. All of the days of comparison are over. The days of feeling ashamed because of our brokenness are done. When we were granted Christ’s righteousness through the work of the cross we we made pure, whole and clean.
“Christ has given himself up for our disgrace. His blood has washed away all our impurity. He has completely cleansed us so that we’re without spot, wrinkle, or blemish of any kind. No stain, no disgrace, no defect. All our shame is gone, and he declares us to be holy.” Let that sink it.
Now imagine your worst day… the day you fail terribly. Not let that truth sink in. It is so good, but that is not all. One day, Christ will return for his bride, the church – you! And it is the ultimate wedding that he longs for.
We will dwell with Christ for eternity and we will be part of the greatest of parties celebrating the marriage of the Lamb. Let’s look forward to that day and rest in the anticipation of Christ.
Lenten devotion from Comforts from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick. Day 3.